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Letter to the Editor: Nation Suffers Consequences for Rejecting God’s Leadership

Eugene Clemens asked “How Can Christians Support Amoral Politicians?” (Advocate, May 30.) He enters a discussion of morality or lack thereof by “moralizing” abortion as less important than “social neglect” and an orderly society more immoral than illegal immigration. Has his morality already decided that abortion is a lesser sin than “social neglect” and that […]

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Letter to the Editor: Homelessness is Result of Lack of Personal Responsibility

A 2016 survey reported 564,708 homeless in the United States (likely more); the city of “brotherly love” reported 5,700; Lancaster, about 360. We share the 39,000 homeless veterans. At risk are 48 million able-bodied unemployed, high school dropouts and 600,000 prison releases each year. Marvin Olasky’s book “The Tragedy of American Compassion” reveals how government […]

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Editorial: Don’t Make Grocery Shopping as Complicated as Filing Taxes

Yet again, Pennsylvania lawmakers are proposing to shift the burden of education funding from homeowners to grocery shoppers. Funding education primarily with property taxes is a serious problem. Homeowners with mortgages might not notice it since the property tax is generally included in the mortgage payment, but people who own their homes outright get an […]

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